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Former first-class cricketer V Ramnarayan, in his blog, describes cricket's value as being similar to a piece of art. He recollects the interest in music among many cricketers in his playing days, and cites the example of eminent cricket writer Neville Cardus to emphasise the correlation between music and cricket.
According to writer, broadcaster and biographer Robin Daniels, Cardus believed in the power of great art to change lives from within. "Genius is a miracle to be revered whether in fashion or not," Cardus said, and he did revere genius in cricket as well as music. Daniels also said that Cardus fought the good fight for Gustav Mahler when the composer was largely unknown. He rated him as a great critic "because he combines deep feeling and imagination with an eye that saw symbolically".
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