Due to the defeat to South Africa, Virat Kohli suddenly gave up the captaincy of the Test. Ravi Shastri, who coached the Indian team till the T20 World Cup, had said a few days ago that he understood why some people find it difficult to accept Virat's achievement. It is difficult for some people to understand how Virat Kohli became the successful captain of Team India. Sanjay Manjrekar reacted to Shastri's remarks, saying that it is clear from Ravi Shastri's words that he is pushing his agenda.
According to media reports, former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said, "I was a big fan of Ravi Shastri, I played under his captaincy and he used to inspire new players. However, at present Ravi Shastri has changed a lot. Everyone understands what he says in public now, and I never respond. I don't mean to offend them, but they don't speak very wisely. In the language of cricket commentary, his comment makes the agenda easily clear. '
Additionally, Ravi Shastri backed Virat's poor performance as captain in the ICC Trophy, claiming that even players like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Rohit Sharma had not won the World Cup, and that does not completely define the identity of a player. Ravi Shastri is often seen defending former India captain Virat Kohli.