Last Updated:

Rajasthan Royals To Have Instagram Live Session With Robin Uthappa For Special Cause

Robin Uthappa and the Rajasthan Royals are trying to provide over 100,000 meals to the needy in Rajasthan during the Coronavirus lockdown. Here are the details.

Rajasthan Royals

One of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL, Robin Uthappa was dropped by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the IPL 2020 auction after six seasons with the franchise. However, the Rajasthan Royals showed faith in Robin Uthappa and picked him up at the auction. However, besides cricket, in such trying times, Uthappa is looking to provide some relief to the people in need along with an NGO and the Rajasthan Royals. 

ALSO READ | Rajasthan Royals' Robin Uthappa rates Gautam Gambhir higher than Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni in captaincy

Robin Uthappa and Rajasthan Royals to go live to fundraise for the people in need

On Wednesday, the Rajasthan Royals announced that their newest star Robin Uthappa will be going live on the team's Facebook page on Thursday at 8 PM IST as part of a fundraising initiative towards the needy. The India lockdown has left thousands of needy families starving and Uthappa, along with the Gram Chetna Kendra, is working hard to provide meals to the needy in Rajasthan.

ALSO READ | Rajasthan Royals star Robin Uthappa aims for World Cup spot despite not playing since 2015

Robin Uthappa mentioned how 100,000 meals have already been provided and another 100,000 of them may be possible if Rajasthan Royals fans donate to the cause during the fundraising live session. Uthappa urged fans to turn up for the Facebook live session in huge numbers and mentioned how even 7 lakh people making donations of the "minimal" amount could help the cause. Here is the full post.

ALSO READ | Rajasthan Royals' Ben Stokes angry at 'selfish' commoners flocking around bridge in London

Coronavirus India: IPL suspended amid India lockdown

The IPL was supposed to begin on March 29 but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. Robin Uthappa was joining the team along with Kings XI Punjab's David Miller and a few other new stars. The team was scheduled to be led by Steve Smith.

ALSO READ | Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parag picks Mumbai Indians as his favourite IPL team

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water