Royal Challengers Bangalore are enjoying a dream run in this year's IPL 2020 and much of their success has been credited to Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The duo have been in sublime form this season forcing opposition teams to rework on their plans. During an Instagram interaction on Wednesday, Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul jokingly said that he would want the IPL organisers to ban Kohli and de Villiers, when the RCB captain asked him about a rule that he would like to be changed in T20/IPL cricket. “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 5000 runs it’s enough, now you guys let the others do the work,” KL Rahul said.
Kings XI Punjab and Rahul went through yet another unfortunate loss in the 24th match of the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Chasing a 165-run target, skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal went off to an outstanding start. They stitched a 100-plus opening stand and almost took away the game from the hands of KKR. But soon there was a major twist in the play. The Dinesh Karthik-led side had the devil’s own luck as Sunil Narine and Prasidh Krishna collectively scalped 4 wickets and took the game home by 2 runs. This heart-wrenching defeat left the KXIP captain dejected. He had no words to explain the reason for the loss, which came after toiling hard. Rahul had ‘no answers’ to give. “We started well, we got close, but honestly I have no answers. Just have to keep coming hard in the next seven and win a few,” KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation. On Thursday, KXIP will take on RCB and hope for a turnaround in their fortunes.