Top story: Virat Kohli signs endorsement deal with Volini

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Top story: Virat Kohli signs endorsement deal with Volini

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Indian cricket star Virat Kohli has been announced as the brand ambassador for pain relief product Volini, in a deal signed with Sun Pharmaceuticals.

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The 29-year-old will front Volini's marketing campaign and promote the brand via his personal social media channels.

Upon signing the deal, Kohli said: “Athletes are required to push through pain on a regular basis, and Volini has been my trusted pain relief partner for decades.”

The India captain leads his side into the fourth Test against England on Thursday having scored a century in their last meeting which India won by 203 runs, though they still trail the series 2-1.

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