In a huge development, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has divorced his wife Aesha Mukerji. This news has come as a shock for the cricket fans as Dhawan and Aesha were one of the most adorable couples and complemented each other perfectly over the years.
Taking to Instagram, Aesha on Monday (September 6) confirmed about the divorce in a lengthy post, stating: “I 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 I 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 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?,” she further added.
Before Dhawan, Aesha was married to an Australian businessman. She had two daughters from her previous marriage.
Dhawan and Aesha had tied the knot in 2012 and they were blessed with a baby boy Zoravar in 2014.
Speaking about Shikhar Dhawan’s professional career, he led India’s white-ball team during the tour to Sri Lanka in July. He will now be seen in action in the second phase of IPL 2021, slated to be held in UAE from September 19 to October 15.