Shikar Dhawan Divorces Australian Wife
Joy Sawhney | On 10, Sep 2021
Popular cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his wife Ayesha Mukherji have separated following their marriage of eight years. In her Instagram post, Ayesha Mukherji declared the news stating that she has now become a two-time divorcee. Ayesha and Shikhar tied the knot in 2012 and have a son, Zoravar. Ayesha, a former amateur boxer, is from Melbourne. Dhawan is presently in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) with his team DC (Delhi Capitals), ahead of the tournament of IPL (Indian Premier League), which was delayed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is what Ayesha Mukherji wrote on her Instagram post:
THOUGHT DIVORCE WAS A DIRTY WORD UNTIL I BECAME A 2 TIME DIVORCEE.⠀
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, was soooooooo fu@kn 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 around. 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?
Well, once I went through the necessary actions and emotions of what had happened, I was able to sit with myself and see that I was fine, I was actually doing great, even noticed my fear had totally disappeared. The remarkable thing is I actually felt much more empowered. I realised my fear and the meaning I gave to the word divorce was my own doing.⠀
So, once I realised this I started to redefine the word and the experience of divorce according to the way I wanted to see it and experience it.⠀
- Divorce means choosing myself and not settling and sacrificing my own life for the sake of a marriage⠀
- Divorce means even though you do your best and try your best things sometimes do not work out and that’s ok⠀
- Divorce means I have had amazing relationships that have taught me great lessons to carry forward in new relationships⠀
- Divorce means I am stronger and more resilient than I ever thought⠀
- Divorce really means whatever meaning you give to it.
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Dhawan has been a key player for the Indian team for quite a few years now, particularly in the ODIs and T20’s.
The left-hander started his ODI career in 2010 and played the first Test for Indian National Team in 2013, where he scored a century against Australia. His T20I career began in 2011.
Dhawan has played 34 Tests, 68 T20Is and 145 ODIs for India.
Shikhar Dhawan, aged 35, recently led the young India team as a captain throughout their Sri Lanka white-ball tour and also attended a test series in England with regular captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma.