A New Delhi Court Family Court Judge Harish Kumar granted divorce to Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan on grounds of cruelty inflicted on the cricketer by his estranged wife Aesha Mukherjee.
Both (Australian citizens) tied the knot in 2012 and have a 10-year-old son—Zoraver Dhawan.
The judge accepted Dhawan's accusations against his wife and stated Aesha was unable to prove the allegations as false.
“Dhawan was subjected to mental agony by his wife who forced him into being in a long distance marriage by living in Australia and keeping him away from his son for years,” he said.
Here's what the court said:
"Mr Dhawan has been through immense agony. He (Dhawan) for no fault of his own had been through immense agony and anguish of living separately from his own son for years. Even though the wife denied the allegation, submitting that though she genuinely wanted to live in India with him, yet she did not choose to contest the claim. The respondent, by conducting herself in the manner, has inflicted such cruelty, agony and trauma on him, that it was impossible for the petitioner to save the marriage," the court said.