Shikhar Dhawan, who created history by breaking the jinx against South Africa during the ICC World Cup 2015, is in a perfect form right now. Well, his cricketing ability is not the only thing that makes him popular, it is his wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, as well.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee have a unique love story. How this moustache boy met the Bengali beauty over the Internet will blow your mind away. Read yourself and know how two people from different continents met each other.
Ayesha is an Anglo-Indian as her father is Indian and mother is of English descent. She was born in India, but her family soon moved to Australia. She is a trained kickboxer and a sports fanatic. Ayesha is fluent in Bengali and English and enjoys cooking Indian food. And, she was once married to an Australian businessman but got divorced.
She has two daughters from her first marriage, Rhea, and Aliyah.
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One can find love anywhere, even on the Internet. A similar thing happened to Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh was a mutual friend between Shikhar and Ayesha on Facebook.
Shikhar came across Ayesha's profile and was bowled over by her looks instantly. He sent her a friend request which she accepted. Long Facebook conversations led to a budding friendship. And as they say, friendship is the first step of love. The couple got engaged back in 2009, but Shikhar insisted on waiting for a while before they tied the knot. He first wanted to establish himself as a successful cricketer of the Indian cricket team. Finally, the couple got hitched in 2012.
Ayesha is almost ten years older than Shikhar, and already had two daughters from her previous broken marriage. In this conventional society, this was not easily digested. There were many questions that were raised on their union. But, Shikhar Dhawan's mother was very supportive of this match.
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Before tying the knot, Ayesha made sure that her daughters have a cordial relationship with Shikhar. Shikhar, too, was keen on that. Finally, after defying all odds, the couple got hitched.
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Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee had a traditional Sikh wedding, which was attended by many cricketers including Virat Kohli, whom you could see dancing merrily in baraat.
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In 2014, Ayesha gave birth to a baby boy, Zoravar Dhawan, completing the family portrait of the Dhawans.
Though Ayesha has to travel back and forth between Melbourne and India, you can see her in the stands, supporting her husband.
Her support has been Shikhar's strength throughout his career, and he has mentioned it numerous times. Shikhar Dhawan has improved a lot as a cricketer post his marriage but, has he changed as a person after marriage?
Well, Ayesha answers it like this:
"For me, he's always been the same. A caring guy, who nurses dreams to make it big in life. Not that his fortunes have changed post marriage; he's worked hard to achieve them. That's so sweet of him. But there's cricket also, which he's equally passionate about. He's a responsible guy who knows the art of balancing. I am so happy to be his wife. What amazes me the most is his problem-solving abilities. Also, when he's not playing, he is a domesticated man who loves helping his wife and kids in their tasks."
Ayesha and Shikhar are not just a dashing couple, but amazing parents as well. A cricketer and a boxer, with busy schedules, they are raising three children in a great environment.
We hope that the love and care that they share continue to grow each day.
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