Brayden Stepien didn't get to bat in his Big Bash League debut, but the experience was worth its weight in gold.
Despite his run of good for with club side Carlton, Stepien didn't get the opportunity to open the batting for the Melbourne Renegades.
He sat back in the historic SCG dressing room and watched skipper Aaron Finch blast a brilliant century against the Sydney Sixers.
Listed to bat at number eight, Stepien wasn't required in the Renegades' innings of 5-175.
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The former White Hills keeper-batsman took the gloves for the Renegades and had the best seat in the house to watch Australian star Steve Smith construct a brilliant unbeaten 66 off just 40 balls for the Sixers.
The Sixers chased down the Renegades' total for the loss of three wickets with eight balls to spare.
It was an uneventful debut for Stepien, but he did his job well behind the stumps.
He was his usual chirpy self behind the stumps and certainly didn't look out of place.
Stepien gets another opportunity to shine on Monday afternoon at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne when the Renegades host AB De Villers, Chris Lynn and the Brisbane Heat.
Stepien's family and friends, including a bus load of former White Hills team-mates and supporters, will flock to Marvel Stadium to cheer on the popular left-hander.
Hopefully, he gets a chance to show his class with the willow.
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