Shikhar Dhawan, the renowned Indian cricket opener, has left an indelible mark on white-ball cricket over the years. His explosive batting style has firmly established him as one of the premier cricketers in the sport, amassing a staggering 10,000-plus international runs and making significant contributions to Indian cricket.
After enjoying a stellar career representing the Men in Blue for more than a decade, Dhawan finally had the opportunity to lead the Indian team. He assumed the role of the Indian skipper during India’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka. In his maiden series as captain, Dhawan exhibited impressive leadership skills, even in the face of challenges such as a COVID-19-affected T20 series.
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Moreover, Dhawan has been in exceptional form while representing the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. In the first half of IPL 2021, he notched up an impressive 380 runs with an average exceeding 50. As the Delhi Capitals aim to secure their maiden IPL title this season, the left-handed batsman is expected to play a pivotal role.
Known for his cheerful disposition both on and off the field, Dhawan often spends quality time with his family when he’s not in the cricketing spotlight. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Shikhar Dhawan recently announced the end of his marriage to Ayesha Mukherjee.
Who is Shikhar Dhawan’s Ex-Wife, Ayesha Mukherjee?
Ayesha Mukherjee hails from Australia and is a former kickboxer based in Melbourne. She has enjoyed a successful career in kickboxing, competing at both the national and international levels. Ayesha, of Anglo-Indian descent, was born to an Indian father and a mother of British lineage. Originally from West Bengal, Ayesha moved to Australia at the age of 8.
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Before her marriage to Shikhar Dhawan, the 46-year-old had previously been married to an Australian businessman. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Aliyah, in 2000, followed by the birth of their second daughter, Rhea, in 2005. After nine years of marriage, Ayesha decided to part ways with the Indian cricketer.
How Did Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee Cross Paths?
Their initial meeting was facilitated by the power of the internet. Shikhar Dhawan stumbled upon Ayesha’s photos while scrolling through his Facebook feed. Interestingly, it was later revealed that Harbhajan Singh was a mutual friend between the two on the social networking platform.
Following three years of courtship, Dhawan and Ayesha became engaged and subsequently tied the knot in 2012. In 2014, they welcomed their son, Zoravar, into the world. Regarded as one of the most beloved couples in the world of cricket, Dhawan and Ayesha seemed destined for each other from the outset of their relationship. However, this week, they have chosen to part ways.