Australian paceman Brett Lee said it was 'fantastic' to have joined the select band of bowlers to have claimed 250 Test match wickets.
Lee had India skipper Anil Kumble caught behind by Adam Gilchrist to become just the sixth Australian to reach the 250-mark in Test match cricket.
Finishing with figures of 4-46, Lee moved above Richie Benaud on the list of Australia's all-time wicket-takers as Australia took control on the second day of the first Test with India.
"It feels fantastic," Lee said of reaching his landmark.
"When you're nine years of age you think about just playing one Test match or getting one Test wicket.
"To think that you're in the 250 club it's a pretty special moment. I'm a very proud man."
It was the fifth consecutive innings that Lee had claimed four wickets for the Aussies, but he still remembers the struggles he had just to get his Baggy Green cap.
"I couldn't get a game," said the 32-year-old.
"You appreciate the hard times that you've been through then it makes you appreciate the good times as well."
India were bowled out for 196 on the second day in Melbourne as the hosts compiled a lead of 147 by the close.
Stuart Clark matched Lee's four-wicket haul with fine figures of 4-28 including the big wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for 62.
Clark said he was bowling to a specific plan for the Indian batting legend, which eventually came up trumps.
"The ball was reversing a little bit," said Clark.
"We were going to bowl straight, or set him up to bowl straight but in saying that obviously there's different degrees to where we want to bowl or what we want to do.
"It was a matter of trying to force him back a little bit before going for the stumps.
"A back and a length ball to force him on back foot, but more so we were going to have a dab at his pads because the ball was reversing a bit."