Shastri said that he was getting flak for no fault of his.
"I've achieved all I wanted," Shastri said when asked whether the ICC T20 World Cup would be his last outing with Team India as head coach.
From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.
It may depend on whether the various broadcasters, who paid 25 million pounds for the rights to the Old Trafford Test, would be willing to settle for two evenings' cricket rather than five full days.
The BCCI chief denied that the upcoming Indian Premier League had played any part in the cancellation of the final Test between England and India.
Ravindra Jadeja equipped himself quite well, coming good with the bat and ball at critical junctures.
Instead of talking about the fifth Test being called off, Shastri chose to focus on the performances of the Indian team in the series.
England batting great Kevin Pietersen said there should not be fingers pointed on the Indians for deciding not to play the Test.
The selectors recalled fast bowler Tymal Mills for the first time since February, 2017.
Stokes, 30, withdrew from England's test squad for the series against India after saying he would take an "indefinite break" from cricket to prioritise his mental wellbeing.