By Pratishtha Ghosh Last Updated:
Indian cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan is in the news because of his divorce from his wife, Aesha Mukerji. The player, who had created history by breaking the jinx against South Africa during the ICC World Cup 2015, is one of the most sought-after Indian cricketers. Apart from his excellent performance on the field, it was his love and dedication towards his wife, Aesha Mukerji, that melted our hearts.
From their shared interest in sports to their love for tattoos, Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukerji had found true love within each other, after they had connected through Facebook. Though the love story and camaraderie of this moustache swirling cricketer and the Bong beauty had swooned us, destiny had something else in store for them. After enjoying marital bliss for 9 years, the duo decided to parts ways, breaking the hearts of their millions of fans.
In 2014, Shikhar Dhawan had visited the very famous show, Comedy Nights With Kapil, hosted by the comedian, Kapil Sharma. During his stint on the show, the cricketer was asked which Bollywood actress would he like to take on a date. This question had embarrassed him as it was only two years to his marriage and he had given a very cheeky reply to the host.
Replying to the question, Shikhar Dhawan had said, “Hum toh pehle hi haath jodte hai. Humari shaadi tudwani hai aapne.'' Making fun of him, Kapil had added that no matter how big a celebrity is, he is always afraid of his wife. He had said, ''Banda jitna marzi bada celebrity ho, biwi ke aage woh pati hi hai.'' Shikhar had further given a shoutout to his dearest wife, Aesha and had said that she is his favourite actress and he would like to take her on a date.
On September 6, 2021, Aesha Mukerji had taken to her Instagram handle to announce her separation from her cricketer-husband, Shikhar Dhawan. Sharing a selfie of herself, Aesha had stated how it felt to be a two-time divorcee. She had written, "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."
Going further in her note, Aesha Mukerji concluded by sharing how her divorce had changed her situation. She had added, "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."
For the unversed, Aesha Mukerji is 10 years elder to Shikhar Dhawan.