Chris Lynn learned from his mistakes and bounced back in style for the Brisbane Heat in a Big Bash innings for the ages.
Lynn whacked 94 runs off just 35 balls to lay the foundations for a big 48-run win over the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Sunday night.
In his opening two matches, the Heat master blaster had been dismissed for single digit figures and looked devoid of confidence.
'ROTTEN LUCK: Batsman falls victim to 'freak' Big Bash dismissal
‘FROM ANOTHER PLANET’: Incredible Big Bash catch stuns cricket world
A belief in his own hitting ability has always been a hallmark of Lynn's game and his recent stint in a T10 tournament in the UAE last month was testament to that.
Lynn was the top-scorer of that tournament with an average of 53 and an eye-watering strike rate of 236.3 but that form failed to carry into the new BBL season.
“You do actually have time in T10 cricket,” Lynn said.
“Going from T10 to Twenty20, I thought I had a lot more time in T20 and my mindset was actually not as aggressive in the first two games.
“I’ve been going out there and trying to put the world on your shoulders, that’s not going to be the way I play.
“I just wanted to go back to what worked for me in T10, which was whacking the ball.”
The Heat batsman admits a Tweet from Aussie legend Mark Waugh stuck in his mind and helped inspire the stunning return to form on Sunday night that lit up the cricket world.
Having seen him struggle in the first two matches, Waugh remarked that Lynn's "batting has gone from fearless to fearful".
Against the Sixers, Lynn took the feedback in his stride and responded with an extraordinary display of hitting that included 11 sixes.
“I actually read that tweet,” Lynn said. “I was going to text Junior (Waugh) because I was actually thinking that over the last couple of days.
“I’ve been going out there trying to put the world on your shoulders. That’s not the way I play.
“There was a bit of press going around that you’re haven’t performed but you put that to the side and go out there and play with that freedom and fearlessness, and that’s what my intentions were tonight and it came off.”
Heat skipper falls just short of BBL record
Lynn was well on track to break Craig Simmons' 39-ball century as the quickest in BBL history.
Had his last shot cleared the rope, it also would have made for the equal-fifth fastest century in all Twenty20 matches worldwide.
Regardless, his swashbuckling knock saw him become the first player to pass 2000 runs in the Big Bash, while his 135 sixes in the competition's history is almost double any other player.
Lynn had made it his goal to prove a point in this summer's Big Bash in a bid to regain his spot in Australia's Twenty20 squad for next year's World Cup.
His heroics will certainly have made selectors sit up and take notice.
"I had no idea (I was close to the record for fastest century)," Lynn said.
"I knew I hit a couple over the rope so I knew I was half a chance.
"There was a bit of hype going around and a bit of talk you haven't performed.
"But you've just got to put that to the side and play with that freedom and be fearless."
Matt Renshaw also hit 60 off 39 to go top of the run-scoring charts for the tournament, before Mitchell Swepson starred with 2-27 with the ball in Brisbane's first win over the season.
In reply, James Vince hit 39 and Moises Henriques put Ben Cutting onto the Members Pavilion roof as the Sixers finished 7-161.