Kohli's greatest achievement has to be making India win Test matches consistently in SENA.
The former Indian head coach also mentioned that as a player he would have been motivated to prove his coach wrong and not 'go home crying'.
Shastri, whose tenure ended recently at the end of India's campaign in the T20 World Cup, also said that he will always back the Men in Blue.
The off-spinner also said that there was a phase between 2018 and 2020 when he almost quit the sport.
In an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, Shastri speaks at length about his tenure as coach and his thoughts on the future of the game.
The former Indian head coach felt either Ambati Rayudu or Shreyas Iyer could have been picked for the mega event in England.
The Tim Paine episode should serve as an eye-opener not only to current cricketers but also to aspiring ones as acts of indiscretion committed even in early life can come back to hound one at a later date.
Speculation is also rife that he might take up a coaching role in the IPL.
Ravi Shastri said the former BCCI president had had "more faith" in his coaching abilities than he himself.
The outgoing coach said sharing the leadership burden isn't a bad idea in a post COVID-19 world.