A MAJOR talking point of the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) was the fitness of opener Rohit Sharma, who was declared injured by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while leaving him out of the Australia-bound team. Sharma surprised all by turning up for his franchise Mumbai Indians and also led them to title. Now undergoing rehab in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) under the watchful eye of Rahul Dravid, Sharma looks fit to be included in the team. Whether logistics issues allow him to be in the limited overs series is another point but the Mumbai player has expressed his willingness to play at any slot in the Test series. Going by his recent form as Test opener, Sharma stands a good chance to open the innings. His batting position is a subject of the team management but one thing is clear, Rohit Sharma will be a massive asset in the think-tank when Virat Kohli comes back on paternal leave. He has shrewd brain and all capabilities of a good leader even without the tag of captainship. Sharma will be a huge help to Ajinkya Rahane in the Test series after Kohli’s departure. He must be sent as soon as possible.
In today’s times, a digital presence for building brand awareness and instant connectivity with the customer base, be that of an individual or an institution, has become a necessity. Of the many digital platforms, Twitter is highly influential, and so it is indeed laudable that Reserve Bank of India has reached a milestone by having more than 1 million followers on Twitter. RBI’s achievement, keeping in sync with the times, assumes great significance because despite a late entrant in this field, it has beaten, by a wide margin, all the other major banks of the world on the microblogging site. With more and more people taking to Twitter, it will now become easier for RBI to not only become a listening avenue but also to have an open network for a direct two-way communication with the customers. This marks genuine efforts by RBI to promote financial guidance and prevent frauds as the number of digital transactions increased during the pandemic. RBI has done well, through its Twitter handle, to increase the financial awareness and educate the masses. With an increased digital presence, RBI can benefit its customer base as the solutions, in real time, can be just a tweet away.