12 May 2014 11:01 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Cricket is by the far the most popular sport in India. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in America. India doesn’t really play baseball and America doesn’t play cricket. But there are two elements both sports have in common – batting and bowling. Both are multi-billion dollar sports and if we were to ask you this question: could cricket bowlers from India go over and bowl in Major League Baseball? You’ll find the answer is yes!

Not only is it a yes, it actually happened to two guys from India. Both Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel were from poor backgrounds. Singh was the son of truck driver and grew up with nine siblings in a one bedroom house. Whilst Patel’s parents were so poor, he had to be brought up by his grandma. But guess what? In an astonishing rags to riches story, both boys »

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