His act didn't go unnoticed, and former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has lauded the Punjab captain for being selfless.

Ravi Shastri spoke in favour of Virat Kohli after the latter resigned from Test captaincy following a series defeat in South Africa. The former head coach said that if Virat had continued to lead in red-ball cricket, he would have atleast India to 50-60 wins, and many people would not be able to digest his success.

His comments were not received well by former teammate Sanjay Manjrekar. While speaking to News18, Manjrekar stated that although he was a “huge admirer” of Shastri, he could not understand Shastri 2.0.

“I don’t understand what he says. He played him, and he was always helpful, but this Shastri 2.0 I don’t understand. I don’t react to his comments,” he said.

“He is not making intelligent comments these days, and you can see the agenda behind it,” he added.

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