Rehman Maliks comment on match-fixing was a mistake: Afridi
Afridi criticised Malik after returning to Pakistan with the rest of the team after the 29-run loss to India in the semifinals.
"I think the statement made by (Interior Minister) Rehman Malik, I don`t think the timing was right. He telephoned me three or four times and he tried to explain things but I could not understand what he was saying as I was busy with my work.
I think he made a mistake and I hope such mistakes aren`t made by anyone in future," Afridi said.
Malik caused quite a furore by stating before the match that the team`s activities would be watched.
"I gave a warning that there should be no match-fixing. I am keeping a close watch. If any such thing happens, we are going to take action," he had stated.