Shikhar Dhawan, Ayesha Mukherjee get divorced after 8 years of marriage
Shikhar Dhawan is all set to be included in the Indian squad for ICC World T20 2021. However, after eight years of marriage, he has suffered a personal blow as he and his wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, are divorced.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan's primary focus has to be the upcoming ICC World T20 set to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from next month. At the same time, the squad for the tournament would be announced on Wednesday.
However, ahead of the same, he has suffered a blow in his personal life. According to news agency ANI, Dhawan and his wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, are divorced after eight years of marriage for reasons unknown. Ayesha shared the news on her Instagram handle.
"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," she wrote on her long Instagram post.
"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?" she 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," she continued.
"❤️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," she further wrote.
"❤️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," she concluded.
If you are wondering, Ayesha has deleted her old Instagram profile, while this happens to be her new profile, where there is no mention of Dhawan. The couple had got married in 2012.
While Ayesha, an Australia-based boxer, was already divorced back then, Dhawan had adopted her two kids, besides Ayesha giving birth to their son Zoravar a year later. Meanwhile, Dhawan is yet to confirm the news.
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