He's been introduced at the right time, surely. Not too early, not way past his prime either. Nearly a decade of domestic/development cricket experience has helped a lot. Maybe you can add a flat pitch and second-string bowling to that.
We wouldn't want him playing T20Is, though.
"Talent is nothing without opportunity"
"You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"
Twenty20 used to be boring.