It's not often a batsman posts an unbeaten 50 from just 31 balls and is completely overshadowed, but that's exactly what happened to Brendon McCullum last night.
But even the Kiwi legend, one of the most destructive batsmen to have ever played the game, knew he was witnessing something truly special as Chris Lynn tore the Perth Scorchers apart at the WACA Ground in Perth.
Brisbane Heat's 'Bash Brothers' are the hottest ticket in Australian sport at the moment, and their unbeaten 148-run partnership in their top-of-the-table clash with Perth will only convince even more Queenslanders to flock to the Gabba next Wednesday night for the return clash with the Scorchers, the Heat hoping for a third consecutive sold-out match this season.
Lynn's unbeaten 98 from just 49 balls, which featured a record-equalling 11 sixes, was a display of power hitting so impressive that even the stubbornly parochial Perth crowd stood and applauded in unison when the Heat's innings came to a close after just 14.4 overs, their imposing target of 174 chewed up in little more than an hour.
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Even McCullum, who holds the record for the fastest Test century in history, was in awe of his rampant teammate as he watched on from the other end.
"I said to the boys in the change rooms just now that there's very few times in your career where you witness an innings like that," McCullum told cricket.com.au
"For it to happen from one of our guys, and it's not the first time it's happened either, he's done it many times. That just shows the quality of 'Lynny' and the innings tonight, and also how committed he is to playing for us as well.
"There's probably a handful of guys (in the world) who can hit the ball as far and as often as what Lynny's showed already. Hence why he's a commodity that's wanted all around the world.
"I'm sure he'll get plenty of opportunities in the next little while, and if not there's a few teams that I play for that'd be pretty keen to have him as well."
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That Lynn and McCullum tore the then BBL ladder-leaders to shreds was not entirely surprising.
Lynn has been on a path of destruction in Big Bash cricket for years, his Player-of-the-Tournament display last summer coming in a campaign where the Heat won just three matches and finished sixth.
The reputation of McCullum, meanwhile, is known (and feared) around the world.
But what has come as somewhat of a surprise has been the chemistry the pair have developed almost instantly this summer; their approach to the game makes them kindred spirits, and their genuine enjoyment of each other's company is impossible to ignore.
"We get on really well off the field, but on the field we play the game pretty similar as well," McCullum said.
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"We play it because we enjoy playing and we like spending time with good people.
"And you go out there and try and play with some freedom and tonight was one of those occasions where it came off."
The mid-pitch conversations between the Kiwi and the Queenslander have been a talking point already during this BBL, with McCullum claiming in jest that his teammate had publically "sprayed me" for giving very little away out in the middle.
While Lynn says they added a new element to their on-field communication last night in the form of a glove tap, they simply let their bats do the talking.
"We sort of talk, and at the end we're just like: 'just whack it'," Lynn told cricket.com.au.
"It goes back to keeping things simple. I think that's what our team is about and it's working at the moment."