In a huge jolt to the Kolkata Knight Riders, Australian pacer John Hastings has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League with an ankle injury. The Aussie all-rounder has flown back after the injury.
Hastings got injured during a practice session as the team is going to play their fourth match against King XI Punjab. He has played two matches for his side and bowled economically.
Hastings has been named in the Australian one-day squad for the tri-series in West Indies in June.
The 30-year-old fast bowler and strong lower-order batsman has played just one Test for Australia, but he has slowly gained a footing in the limited-overs team since making his ODI debut in 2010.
He has played 20 ODIs and was also part of the Australian side in the recent World Twenty20 in India.