Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have a unique record in the history of Indian cricket. They say that a world class bowler should have a bowling average under 25. Well if you look at the history of Indian Test cricket, there are only two bowlers who have a sub-25 bowling average (with a qualification mark of minimum 2000 balls bowled). They are Ashwin and Jadeja. Jadeja with 24.69 and Ashwin with 24.75 are really two of a kind.
The next best is Bishen Bedi who has an average of 28.04. It is remarkable that India have had such a thin bowling line-up over the years and in the two current spinners, one has two world class bowlers, well at least if you go by numbers. They say that world class bowlers got to have a sub-25 average and India have not had a bowler other than these two who fall in that category in Test match cricket.
And here we are looking at every single bowler in the spotlight. Yes this list is having all the possible names. It has your name if you have played a handful of Tests or more. And in this list, only the two current spinners stand out for being statistically world class. (India vs England 3rd Test: Five talking points of the Mohali Test)
And folks it is remarkable since we are looking at a Test history that dates back to 1932. It must be said that these two have played most of their Test matches at home and may want to put themselves in order when they travel overseas.
Their records overseas are not inspiring and it remains to be seen if their averages bloat when they go abroad. Of course history tells you that their averages will suffer but that can be discussed on another day of Test match cricket. The game may have just started.