Shikhar Dhawan
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Star Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan sent an emotional birthday message to his son Zoravar today, marking the occasion through a heartfelt Instagram post.

Dhawan shared a photo of a video call with Zoravar, expressing that it has been a year since they met in person and nearly three months since he's been unable to connect due to being blocked.

The 38-year-old cricketer said he connects with his son through "Telepathy".

"It's been a year since I [have seen] 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," Dhawan wrote on his Instagram post.

"Papa always misses you and loves you... Be naughty but not destructive, be a giver, be humble, compassionate, patient, and strong," he added.

Expressing his love, Dhawan acknowledged missing his son profoundly and remaining optimistic about a future reunion.

"Despite not seeing you, I write [to] 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."

Dhawan and his former wife Ayesha Mukherjee parted ways after a failed marriage in October. During the separation, the family court of Delhi granted divorce and said the petitioner (Shikhar Dhawan) was entitled to a decree of divorce on the grounds of cruelty.