IPL 2024: Shikhar Dhawan pens emotional note for son Zoraver

The Indian opener has not met his son for more than a year now

By Web Desk
April 17, 2024
Shikhar Dhawan with his son. - shikhardofficial/Instagram

Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan posted a heartfelt message for his son, Zoraver, unveiling a jersey bearing his son's name on the back.

The left-handed batter took to Instagram to share a few photos of a PBKS jersey featuring his son’s name, captioning the post, “You’re Always with Me, My Boy.”

Dhawan, who recently suffered a minor injury, did not participate in the match against the Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

The PBKS opener has faced personal challenges of his own. After being granted a divorce in 2023, Dhawan also had to part ways with his son. Earlier this year, the Indian opener disclosed that he had been blocked from all communication with his son and hadn't spoken to him in five months. He also mentioned that he hadn't seen Zoraver for over a year.

In December of last year, Dhawan posted a heartfelt message on his son's first birthday, revealing the difficult times he was experiencing without him.

"It's been a year since I saw you in person, and now, for almost three months, I've been blocked from everywhere, so posting the same picture to wish you, my boy, a very Happy Birthday. Even if I can't connect with you directly, I connect with you through Telepathy. I am so proud of you, and I know you're doing great and growing up nicely," Dhawan wrote.

"Papa always misses you and loves you. He's always positive, waiting with a smile for the time when we will meet again by the Grace of God. Be naughty but not destructive, be a giver, be humble, compassionate, patient, and strong. Despite not seeing you, I write you messages almost every day, asking about your well-being and daily life, sharing what I'm doing and what's new in my life. Love you loads Zora. Papa," he had added.

Dhawan is currently leading the Punjab Kings in the IPL 2024. Dhawan has played five matches for the side so far, scoring 152 runs.