Indore’s traffic cop wins hearts of Team India

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Apart from their teekha Poha and khichdi with Indori chivda, Indore has one more attraction which has brought equal limelight to the city when compared to these delicacies. Yes, you’ve guessed it right we’re talking about the “Dancing Traffic Cop” – Ranjit Singh here. With more than a lakh followers on Facebook and over 2 crore YouTube views – Ranjit is arguably the “world-famous” traffic cop belonging to a small city in Madhya Pradesh.

Known for his Michael Jackson styled moves and entertaining traffic management methods, the members of the Indian team were stunned to watch this world famous dancing cop near the Holkar Stadium on Thursday.

“I have been posted near the stadium to manage the traffic. Team India captain Rohit Sharma had heard about me and expressed his desire to the security officer requesting me to perform the dance just before the team bus leaves for the hotel after the match on the 2nd day’s play”, he said over the telephone from Indore.

“I was very happy to show my skill in front of the team bus. The players clapped at my show. Rohit, Jadeja and Kohli gave a smile and showed thumbs up. This has encouraged me a lot”.

The 45-year-old Ranjit Singh is a cricket-fan. His dance has been witnessed by several former cricketers in the past.

“I’ve seen your videos on YouTube. I wanted to meet you once. The way you work is very exciting. Keep it up,” Gavaskar had told Ranjit in the past.

“VVS Laman was highly impressed but concerned and had advised me to take care of my knee, to which I replied I take utmost care of my fitness and have been doing this for the last more than 15 years’ ‘.