IPL should ban you and AB de Villiers: KL Rahul jokes in fun interaction with Virat Kohli

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KL Rahul has a suggestion for the Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers -- no Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers from the next season. Well, you read that right. The Kings XI Punjab captain came up with a light-hearted reply when Virat Kohli asked him about a rule that he would like to be changed in T20 cricket.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, during an interaction for Puma Instagram on Tuesday, were in the mood to engage in light-hearted banter.

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"To start off, I think I would ask IPL to ban you and AB for next year. ONce you have achieved a certain amount of runs, I think, the people should say 'it's enough'. Once you get 5,000 runs it's enough, now you guys let the others do the work," KL Rahul said.

However, the duo answered the question with a lit more seriousness. There was banter even when they were coming up with more reasonable suggestions.

Here's how the conversation panned out

While KL Rahul said he would like to see more than 6 runs awarded to sixes hit over 100m, Virat Kohli teased the Kings XI Punjab skipper to consult with his bowlers before making the suggestion.

Rahul: I think one rule that I can think of is, as a batter, if someone hits a six over 100 meters, it should be given more runs, I think.

Kohli: Ask your bowlers first.

Rahul: That's why I said, as a batter, I would want that.

Kohli wants captains to have the ability to review wide and waist-high full-toss calls

Kohli: The question also has a part which asks me to suggest what rule I would want to suggest. I am going to speak as a captain, if I say yes to what you said, the bowlers are going to give me looks in the change room.

I am going to say as captain, I would like to have the ability to review a wide, or a no-ball which could be a waist-high full-toss. We have seen historically how big these small things can be, in such a high-profile IPL and T20 cricket.

If you lose a game by a run and you're not able to review that wide, it could make a huge difference even for the whole campaign. We had a similar experience last year, the first game. Margins do matter.

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