Today, we will be revealing how Indian limited-overs opener Shikhar Dhawan got introduced to his wife Ayesha Mukherjee, and which cricketer helped him through the process.
Yes, you heard it right. A mutual friend of both Shikhar and Ayesha helped the couple to get involved with each other and once they fall in love with each other, the wedding bells rung on October 30, 2012.
Twitter, Instagram are man’s best friends nowadays, but back in 2005-2006, Facebook was the only medium to get connected with someone you don’t know but wish to know.
For the moustache swirling Shikhar Dhawan, it wasn’t love at first sight thing, but love on Facebook.
Shikhar Dhawan is grateful to his senior pro Harbhajan Singh who introduced the couple. He was a mutual friend of both Shikhar and Ayesha on Facebook.
The story started in a manner that Harbhajan Singh shared pictures of Ayesha to Shikhar and the latter fell for her in just one glance. He couldn’t resist himself from sending her a friend request and Ayesha soon accepted the request.
Ayesha Mukherjee belongs to an Anglo-Indian family. Her mother is British, whereas, her father is a Bengali. She also had two daughters from her previous marriage named Rhea and Aliya.
No wonder it was hard for Shikhar to convince Ayesha’s parents for marriage because they were concerned about the age gap the couple has. Shikhar is 12 years younger than Ayesha, and with this being her second marriage, her parents weren’t sure whether Shikhar will accept Rhea and Aliya as his daughters.
However, Shikhar had a really big heart from the start. He was once asked about the difficulties he faced while getting along with both the kids, and here is what he said:
“It wasn’t difficult at all. Joh cheez kudrat se hoti hai woh ekdum aapki zindagi mein dhal jaati hain. Meri kismet mein thi meri do betiyaan, toh woh ekdum se meri zindagi mein aa gayi. It just clicked. Today, the way they love me, I feel so fortunate.”
Maybe, it was this kind heart that attracted Ayesha towards Shikhar and the culminated their love affair into an eventual marriage.