I am not treated differently to anyone else on the team and I was given an opportunity to take on a role that would be tough whether you are male or female. I am very lucky to work in such a technical field that is truly challenging and I hope that what both Teena and I do can open up the world of engineering and high performance to a wider audience.
This is a man that plays more international cricket than any other. Leader of his nation in all three formats of the game, he also keeps wicket. That, in addition to the demands of an assertive board in the BCCI, public expectation and the obligation of marshalling a host of cricketers almost of demi-God status within India is an almighty task.
It's all a far cry from what could be described as the comparatively sober, 'traditional' Indian corporate approach to sustainability, rooted in a long tradition of philanthropy. It's a tradition which has been absorbed smoothly into the relatively recent concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Racism is an ugly and abhorrent trait. So ugly and abhorrent is it that we bend over backwards and avert our gaze from anything which might lead to being accused of being racist. You see it all the time with journalists doing their upmost not to link terrorism or the subjugation of women to Islam. Any attempt at a serious debate is stifled in the current climate.
Every top Indian business company, across sectors, whether it is Tata, Reliance or Kotak, is immersed in offering value through their CSR activities. Dedicating resources to social causes is seen as a profitable move either in terms of enhancing one's image or helping to attract a customer base, while also making a difference.