Shaheen Afridi reveals reason behind Pakistani players loading luggage themselves on truck at Sydney airport

Afridi revealed that as they had to catch their next flight in 30 minutes, they decided to help each other.


Shaheen Afridi reveals reason behind Pakistani players loading luggage themselves on truck at Sydney airport

Pakistani players loading luggage on truck at Sydney airport (Image via X)

A video of Pakistani players helping each other in the absence of Cricket Australia officials to load luggage on a truck at Sydney airport went viral. Pakistani white-ball skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi revealed the reason behind it.

Due to that video, fans criticized the board for not helping the players. But Afridi revealed that as they had to catch their next flight in 30 minutes, they decided to help each other. He also revealed that as only two officials were present, they couldn’t carry the load of all the players and as the players were in a hurry, they decided to load the things themselves onto the truck.

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We only had 30 minutes to catch our next flight, and we helped because there were just two people. We wanted to wrap it up fast and save time. We call this team a family and help them as a family.
Afridi told reporters in Canberra.

The three-match Test series will kick-start on December 14 in Perth. Pakistan are yet to win a Test in Australia since 1999 despite playing 14 matches. The last time they won was under Wasim Akram, the third match of the three-match series, but they lost the series 2-1.

Shaheen Afridi backs Babar Azam to do well in Australia Test series

Babar Azam relinquished the captaincy after Pakistan’s World Cup debacle. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made Shaheen Afridi and Shan Masood as the white-ball and Test skipper.

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Shaheen Afridi
Babar Azam (Image via ESPNcricnfo)

Amid criticism, Afridi backed Babar to do well in the Test series. Afridi said Babar is their main player and everyone plays around him.

The 23-year-old said if Babar stays in the middle, then the dressing room is relaxed. He then called Babar a team player.

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