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52 wickets in 8 tests is pretty insane though. It's more than McGrath took in 11. All tests in India as well.The obvious thing you're overlooking is that India weren't decent until the late 60s or something. There's an ocean between Dravid/Tendulkar/Laxman and whichever randos Benaud bowled to, for example.
You'll find that he was suffering from an injury at the time and that he never played a full strength Australian attack in Australia at his best.
Contractor, Mankad and Manjrekar were some of the batsmen he bowled to, so they weren't exactly Bangladesh-00s bad.