Shikhar Dhawan Divorce: Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee divorced; India star’s wife shares emotional post

A day ahead of India’s T20 World Cup team announcement, Delhi Capitals and India opener Shikhar Dhawan has suffered a personal blow. His wife Ayesha Mukherjee (also known as Aesha Mukerji) has shared that the couple has gone separate ways after completing their divorce after almost 10 years.

Shikhar Dhawan married the Melbourne-based boxer, Ayesha Mukherjee, in 2012 and adopted her two daughters from her previous marriage. The couple has a son named Zoravar. Ayesha Mukherjee broke the news on her new Instagram page named ‘Aesha Mukerji’ on Tuesday. Sources in the know of developments confirmed the news to ANI.

“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,” Ayesha Mukherjee wrote.

“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,” she added.

It should be noted that Ayesha Dhawan’s profile has been deleted and there has been no mention of Shikhar Dhawan on the new profile under Aesha Mukerji’s name. However, the India opener hasn’t confirmed or denied the reports.

It comes as a terrible emotional blow for Shikhar Dhawan, whose fate in the T20 World Cup squad hangs in a balance. Despite performing excellently in the IPL, he had an average campaign in the Sri Lanka series, in which he led the side. With Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul in excellent form, his chances of making it to the squad is in question.

Currently, Shikhar Dhawan is in UAE with the Delhi Capitals squad where he has begun practice ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2.