Through an Instagram post, Indian cricket opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s now ex-wife revealed that the couple has parted ways legally after 8 years of marriage. The news was disclosed through an Instagram post in which Ayesha Mukherjee spoke about getting divorced for the second time.
She started her post with- “I thought divorce was a dirty word until I became a two-time divorcee”. Ms Mukherjee went ahead to mention the taboos around divorce and tried to give a supporting hand to women who went through the same.
She also shared her experiences with the first divorce. “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 f**kn scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time,” Ms Mukherjee wrote adding that she even felt selfish to an extent during this time.
Shikhar Dhawan had married Ms Mukherjee in 2012 after getting engaged to her in 2009. The duo has a son named Zoravar. The amateur boxer is originally from Melbourne. She was earlier married to an Australian businessman with whom she has two daughters.
Dhawan, who is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the moment with his Delhi Capitals (DC) team to practice before the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes again, did not seem to react to Ms Mukherjee’s post that she shared on Tuesday.
He shared a post on Instagram after Ms Mukherjee’s divorce revelation with a caption, Kisi bhi mukaam ko paane ke liye poora jaan, samjh, dil lagta hai. Pyaar hona chaiyeh apna kaam ke towards tabhi barkhat aati hain aur enjoyment bhi. Keep on working hard to turn your dreams into reality.”
IPL was halted in May this year following reports of covid infections in players who were participating in the series in the Gulf country.
He started his ODI career in 2010 and then went on to play in 2013 again. His first Test match for India was played in 2011 where he managed to score a century against Australia. The same year he made his T20 International debut. Till now, Dhawan played in 145 ODIs, 34 Tests and 68 T20Is for India.
The white-ball tour of Sri Lanka that took place recently witnessed Dhawan as the captain of the young India team as Virat Kohli (captain) and Rohit Sharma (Vice-captain) were in England, representing India in the Test series. His leadership helped the team emerge victorious by a 2-1 ODI series win though, in the T20 series, covid overpowered and denied them victory.