John Hastings said he may face serious injury or even death if he continued to play cricket.
John Hastings was also part of the IPL with several franchises, including Chennai Super Kings.
Australia fast-bowler John Hastings and some of his teammates held a clinic in Kandy with children from Aranayake, Sri Lanka affected by the horrific flooding and landslides earlier this year
John Hastings claimed six wickets before Aaron Finch and George Bailey's attacking half-centuries powered Australia to a series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka.
Kolkata Knight Riders have bolstered their pace attack by roping in Aussie pacer Shaun Tait in place of John Hastings
John Hastings has been ruled out of Australia's ODI team for West Indies tour, after he underwent surgery on an ankle injury suffered while playing in the Indian Premier League. He will be replaced by Scott Boland
Kolkata Knight Riders will miss their Australian fast bowler John Hastings who has gone home due to ankle injury
Sunil Narine, who had missed Kolkata Knight Riders' opening match due to the demise of his father, will return for the Indian Premier League clash against Mumbai Indians, who suffered a heavy defeat against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Gautam Gambhir's Kolkata Knight Riders practiced hard ahead of the Indian Premier League as the team missed some star international players, notably from the Caribbean.