After seven years and 38 matches for the Stars, Hastings has made the decision to return home to Sydney.
Read a letter from the Duke to Team Green below:
To all the Melbourne Stars family,
The time has come for my journey to end at the Melbourne Stars. The last seven years has not only flown by but is one that gives me some of my greatest cricketing memories in my career.
I take great pride in the fact that I was a founding member of the Melbourne Stars and helped shape the club into what it is today. I have been so lucky to be a part of it and will cherish those memories and the lifelong friendships forever.
I have been given an incredible opportunity to go back home to where my cricketing journey began and play with some lifelong friends and work with lifelong mentors as well as some off-field opportunities, which have become increasingly important to me and my family.
I can’t thank everyone in the Stars family enough for all the support and love over my 7-year journey. I am certainly grateful for it and won’t forget it.