Indian cricket stalwart Shikhar Dhawan, renowned for his exuberance on and off the field, opened up about his journey through personal and professional trials in a recent podcast with ‘Humans of Bombay’. Dhawan, who faced a high-profile divorce and was omitted from the 2023 World Cup squad, showcased his unwavering spirit and characteristic wit during the discussion.
Despite the challenges, Dhawan maintains his upbeat demeanor, a trait that has become synonymous with the left-handed batter. In the interview, conducted by anchor Karishma Mehta, Dhawan engaged in playful banter when the conversation veered towards metaphysical concepts, particularly attraction.
Karishma, expressing her belief in metaphysics, mentioned a recent manifestation workshop, to which Dhawan humorously responded by asking if she was also attracted to him. The lighthearted exchange added a touch of humour to the candid conversation.
Here are the anecdotes of the interview:
Karishma: I am a huge believer, In fact, yesterday we had a manifestation workshop with PhD. in metaphysical councillors.
Dhawan: Are you attracted to me as well?
Karishma: I am sure this interview is 100 percent attracted.
Dhawan wants to be around his son Zoravar more often
Beyond the banter, Dhawan delved into a more personal aspect of his life-the desire to spend more time with his son, Zoravar. Following his divorce from Aesha Mukerji, Dhawan has faced challenges in maintaining regular contact with his son, who currently resides with his mother.
“I write messages to him every day, I don’t know whether he is receiving those or not, whether he is reading it or not. I don’t have any expectations. I have accepted it. I am a father and I am trying to do my duty. I miss him. I feel sad but I have learnt to live with it. When I used to go and meet him, he was allowed to meet only twice that too only for two to three hours. I want my son to be around me. I want to hug him,” Dhawan added in a Humans of Bombay podcast.
Expressing his longing to be closer to Zoravar, Dhawan shared that he writes messages to his son daily, acknowledging the uncertainty of whether they are received. Despite the challenges, Dhawan remains dedicated to his role as a father, emphasizing his desire to hug and be around Zoravar more often.
As Dhawan gears up to lead the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the upcoming IPL 2024 season, his resilience and commitment to both personal and professional facets of life continue to resonate with fans and admirers alike. The candid interview provided a glimpse into the cricketer’s journey, showcasing a blend of humour, resilience, and genuine emotion.