WATCH: "We had only..." - Shaheen Afridi speaks out on the viral video of Pakistan players shifting their luggage from cargo to truck in Canberra

Shaheen Afridi came up with a clarifying statement about the viral video of the Pakistan players loading their luggage at Canberra Airport.

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Shaheen Afridi (File Photo: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi (File Photo: Twitter)

Star Pakistan pace spearhead and T20I skipper Shaheen Afridi finally came up with a statement on the media headlines around the viral video and pictures of Pakistan cricketers shifting their luggage from cargo to truck in Australia. It all happened when the Pakistan Cricket Team landed at the Canberra International Airport in Canberra, Australia.

The video of this moment immediately started making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by an X-user (formerly Twitter). The Pakistan and Indian cricket fans came up with a lot of various reactions to this video and questioned if the Pakistan players were given a decent protocol or not.

"We wanted to wrap it up fast." - Shaheen Afridi

Now, Shaheen Afridi has cleared all the rumours surrounding this video when he was asked by a journalist on Sunday ahead of Pakistan’s four-day tour game against Prime Minister XI at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

“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 to save time; anyway, we call this team a family and helped them as a family,” said Shaheen to the journalists.

“We don't have much experience of Canberra, but I am sure this four-day match against PM XI will help us prepare well for the series against the home team starting from Perth,” he added later.

Here's the video of Shaheen Afridi's interaction with journalists

Talking about cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed the new captains of the national men’s cricket team in T20Is and Tests. The board came up with this decision after the former skipper Babar Azam stepped down as captain of the team across all the formats. Shan Masood and Shaheen Afridi were appointed as the Test and T20I skippers, respectively.

Here’s a look at the squad of Pakistan for a three-match Test series against Australia:

Shan Masood (captain), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Noman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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