If he did, he would have to look like an obnoxious person and people generally do not like this kind of character. To maintain a balance between the praises that the hype that Watson gives him, Holmes himself has in a number of occasions either in the Silver Blaze or other stories pointed out that Watson sometimes paints him as a superhuman that he is not.
For instance, in one of the stories, he tells Watson that if at any time he (Watson) feels that he (Holmes) is too overconfident about a case he is working on, he should just whisper into his ears and that he will heed his advice. On another occasion, he tells Watson that based on what he writes about him, a reader may get the idea that Holmes is an infallible being. Holmes accuses his friend Watson of romanticizing his accounts. He says that this is not correct for detection work because as he says “detection work is an exact process and does not have the romance of a love story. He calls it a cold process, one that should not need beautification with romance. These small disagreements between Holmes and Watson are what sustains a balance that makes the audience love the character (Holmes) and makes the sty interesting.
The pleasure in the story is in Holmes’ abilities and personality. The narrator continues to narrate about the abilities of Sherlock and his personality. One gets to know that Holmes is very good in handling women, regardless of the fact that he is not in any way interested in having any intimate or romantic relationship with them. Just like the time in which the story is set, the element of English Chivalry comes out strongly. Watson manages to paint Holmes as a Chivalrous man, regardless of his disinterest in women. This element is very useful in the story. Watson also points that many women are interested or feel attracted to Watson, but that Watson only shows interest in a women only when the woman is the central point of