Kohli will be playing just one of the four Tests before heading home as he has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI.
Sharma is said to have a hamstring injury, but so far the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been silent on the nature of his injury even as it has explained for the other injured player
'Think beyond Bombay': Kris Srikkanth slams Sanjay Manjrekar for questioning KL Rahul's Test selection
According a Manjrekar, a bad precedent is set when a player is recalled for Test on the basis of his IPL performance and it "massively motivates" players playing the Ranji Trophy.
India and Australia will play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests against each other next month.
'As long as I'm beating the fastest sprinter in team, I believe I'm fit': MS Dhoni to Sanjay Manjrekar
Manjrekar said he had a chat with Dhoni on the sidelines of current skipper Kohli's wedding, and he had said as long as he is outrunning the fastest man in the Indian team, he will continue playing.
Last year, Manjrekar was severely criticised for calling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a 'bits and pieces cricketer' during the 2019 World Cup.
Several top nations around the world have different captains in different formats but Team India are one of the few teams who have the same leader across formats.
He admitted having issues with coach Stephen Fleming who, he thought, had let him down.
Since March 24, the nation has been on a 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill.
For the past few days, there was speculation over Manjrekar's status as a commentator and it was being reported that the board was not happy with the former cricketer's work.
Manjrekar said that Pakistan under Imran had found different ways of winning matches even when it seemed all was lost.
Even the Indian cricket fraternity is not making much noise about Imran Khan emerging victorious in Pakistan polls.