Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has broken his silence on the subject of his separation from his wife Aesha Mukherjee, discussing the ongoing divorce case and the possibility of remarriage. In a recent interview with Sports Tak, Dhawan opted not to point fingers at anyone for the failure of the marriage, instead taking responsibility and reflecting on the lessons learned.
Taking Responsibility and Gaining Experience
Dhawan admitted that he “failed” in marriage because he was not aware of the intricacies of relationships, likening it to his understanding of cricket 20 years ago. “I failed because the final decision is the person’s own. I don’t point fingers at others. I failed because I was not aware of that field. The things I talk about cricket today, I wouldn’t have been aware of the same 20 years back. It comes with experience,” he said.
Divorce Case and Possibility of Remarriage
The Indian opener revealed that his divorce case is still ongoing and, while he doesn’t rule out remarriage, he is not currently considering it. Dhawan stated that he will be “much wiser” in future relationships, having learned to recognize the red flags that he previously missed. “Right now my divorce case is going on. Tomorrow, if I want to marry again, I will be much more wiser in that field. I’ll know what kind of girl I need; someone whom I can spend my life with,” Dhawan explained.
Crucial Relationship Advice for Youngsters
Dhawan also shared some insightful advice for youngsters entering relationships, emphasizing the importance of experience and taking the time to truly understand one’s partner before making a long-term commitment. “Youngsters, when they get into relationships, they need to experience it. That’s important. They should not take an emotional decision in haste and get married. Spend a couple of years with the person and see whether your cultures match and whether you enjoy each others’ company,” he advised.
Using cricketing analogies, Dhawan further explained that it might take some people multiple relationships to figure out what they truly want and need in a partner, and there’s nothing wrong with that. “It’s also like a match; some might need 4-5 relationships, and others might take 8-9 to figure things out. There is nothing bad about that. You will learn from it, and when you take a decision on marriage, you will have some experience,” he concluded.
As Dhawan navigates the challenges of his personal life, he remains an influential figure both on and off the cricket field, using his experiences to offer valuable guidance to others.