Former cricketing star Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif was the “best administrator ever”.

Speaking to a private media outlet, Afridi said that “no one could beat Shehbaz when it came to administrative capabilities”, when asked if incumbent Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar was better than his predecessor.

Last week, the hashtag “#PunjabMissesShehbazSharif” was among the ones trending on Twitter as several users praised the former Punjab chief executive for the actions he took during his tenure.


One user even tweeted that Punjab had “betrayed Shehbaz Sharif”.

Shehbaz was appointed Punjab CM for a second term after the PML-N’s victory in the province in the 2008 general elections. He was elected CM for a second consecutive term in 2013.

The PML-N chief was succeeded by Usman Buzdar of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the 2018 general election.