Hardly anyone would have expected Ashwin to join the two all time greats. He is no mean batsman - he had two centuries in first class cricket before his knock at Mumbai.
But few would have thought him capable of following a five-wicket haul with a hundred. After all, he was in the side chiefly as a bowler.
Gary Sobers of course has to figure in the list. The great West Indian left hander was in fact the first to accomplish the feat twice.
He has since been joined by Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammed and Jacques Kallis of South Africa.
Image: Three all rounders, including Jacques Kallis, figure twice in the list