But the World’s No 1 Test bowler was at the receiving end yesterday when he zoomed around the Buddh International Circuit in a Mercedes SUV touching speeds of 200 kmph — and he confessed it was a rather terrorising experience.
“It was crazy. When the driver was turning at 150 kmph, I almost crapped in my pants,” said Steyn drawing laughter from the reporters present at the promotional event.
Steyn, who is playing for the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League, experienced the thrill of driving on a Formula One track with his Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara and teammates Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel and JP Duminy.
Sri Lanka batsman Sangakkara too felt the heat and said he was delighted the visit the circuit he heard so much about. “Back home, we all were really excited about the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. So, to be driven around here is a special experience. It is a fantastic facility and it was great to have been invited here,” he said.