Two senior players coming together for a good cause is a rare moment in Pakistan cricket. A team where the trust levels among senior players is rather low, Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq produced a match-winning stand to guide Pakistan to a whopping 126-run win in the first ODI against the West Indies in Guyana on Sunday.
Afridi has always been outspoken and always taken pride in his abilities. He was hurt after the Pakistan selectors dropped him for the ICC Champions Trophy. Afridi openly expressed his unhappiness over selection policies, even questioning the presence of non-performers in the team. (Stats: How Afridi scripted Pakistan's biggest-ever win vs WI)