Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, is known to be at the forefront of promoting various causes for society at large. On August 7, Monday, RR took to their official Twitter account to post a series of tweets, to bring the focus of the audience to women’s mental health. They also sent out another tweet, to confirm that their account isn’t hacked, while asking the fans to stay tuned for something special tomorrow at 10:30 AM.

In 2020, Rajasthan Royals partnered with Niine, an Indian homegrown brand, specializing in safe, comfortable, and sustainable feminine hygiene products. The team adorned the logo of Niine on the back of their jersey, to drive awareness around the adoption of safe menstrual hygiene practices.

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Notably, to keep on being a force of change, Rajasthan Royals has taken up the mantle to help women, who are struggling with psychological distress and psychiatric disorder, in regards to their mental health. They sent out four posts in a row on Twitter, which included pictures of the well-known cricketers in their element during the IPL for the franchise, but with a catch.

RR captioned the series of tweets, asking fans to check the “ALT text,” which had factual information about various mental health problems associated with women in the modern age.

The first of the ALT text read, “In 2020, 22,372 housewives died by suicide in India - an average of 61 suicides every day, or one every 25 minutes.”

The second ALT text read, “In India, an April 2020 survey of 413 low-income households in Delhi revealed that 65% of women felt depressed, and 75% experienced anxiety or nervousness. This is concerning, considering that even without a pandemic, an estimated 1 in 7 Indians suffer from mental disorders.”

The third ALT text read, “In 2021, Indian women had the highest share of mental health disorders: 39% for overall mental health issues and 30% for stress and anxiety disorders. Source: Statista”.

The final ALT text read, “In a recent 2023 survey, 62% of women felt the need for psychological support, but only 9% sought professional help. Source: India Times”.

When the fans speculated that the official Twitter account of the Rajasthan Royals might be hacked, they sent out a clarification tweet to confirm otherwise, while keeping the fans on their toes for something special tomorrow morning.

It read, “Felt a bit uncomfortable reading our previous tweets today? If yes, stay tuned. Tomorrow @ 10:30 AM. (And no, we’ve not been hacked)”.