Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee have divorced
In a big news , India’s star opener in ODI cricket , Shikhar Dhawan and his wife for 9 years Ayesha Mukherjee have divorced . Married in 2012 , Shikhar adopted both daughters of Ayesha from her previous marriage and they also have a son Zarovar . They lived in Melbourne in Australia .
It is a very surprising news as Dhawan’s social media posts over the years seemed to suggest that the couple seem to be enjoying a great married life . Ayesha also attended many cricket matches in which Dhawan played , specially in IPL when Dhawan used to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhawan used to stay in Melbourne with Ayesha during his off periods from cricket .
Ayesha Mukherjee broke the news on her new Instagram page named ‘Aesha Mukerji’ on Tuesday.
She wrote a lengthy Instagram post . excerpts below :
Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced this first hand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was soooooooo scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time, “I felt as if I had let everyone down and even felt selfish. I felt that I was letting my parents down, I felt that I was letting my children down and even to some extent I felt as if I was letting God down. Divorce was such a dirty word,”
So now imagine, I have to go through it a second time. Woooahhhhhh. That is terrifying. Being divorced once before already, felt like I had more at stake the second time round. I had more to prove. So when my second marriage broke down it was really scary. All the feelings I felt when I went through it the first time came flooding in. Fear, failure and disappointment x 100. What does this mean for me? How does this define me and my relationship to marriage?
It had come as a huge blow for Dhawan who is currently practicing in UAE with Delhi Capitals for the remainder of IPL 2021. Recently he led a makeshift Indian team for a 6 match white ball series in Sri Lanka in July 2021 , winning the ODI series and losing the T20I series by identical margins of 2-1. Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee have divorced. Stunning news in cricket circles !!
Currently Dhawan is also awaiting the verdict of a possible inclusion in the Indian T20I world Cup squad