Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has announced he will retire from international football after India's upcoming FIFA World Cup qualification match against Kuwait on June 6.

Chhetri, who turns 40 in August, shared a heartfelt video on his social media accounts, confirming that he will make one final appearance for India next month.

His journey began in 2005 with a memorable debut against Pakistan in Quetta, where his solitary goal secured a 1-1 draw for the national team. Since then, Chhetri has etched his name in Indian football history, accumulating an impressive 150 caps and an unparalleled tally of 94 goals. His goal-scoring prowess places him third among the highest international goal-scorers, trailing only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

As the Indian captain decides to bring his illustrious career to a close, reactions flood social media from every corner.

Here's a glimpse of how social media responded to the news:

Indian cricket icon and his friend, Virat Kohli was among the first to leave a comment on Chhetri’s Instagram video.

“My Brother, PROUD”, wrote Kohli.

Other sports personalities and Bollywood celebrities also shared their comments.

"Captain. You are an inspiration, and your impact on Indian sport can never be erased. 🇮🇳," said Indian Track and Field Athlete Neeraj Chopra.

"🥹❤🙏🏽 ICON. HERO. LEGEND. A bittersweet moment for us, who have been touched and inspired by your greatness. Thank you for bringing us so much joy and glory, Captain. Love you forever! ♾," wrote Bollywood star Ranveer Singh.

"Much love Sunil. Have a happy and strong last show. Full power man 🙌❤️🔥," said actor Siddharth Suryanarayan.

"Wishing you the happiest of retirements captain ❤🙌", wrote Indian Badminton Player PV Sindhu.

"you're the G.O.A.T. of Indian football . Your legacy will forever inspire generations to come. Wishing you an incredible retirement filled with even more greatness. 🐐🇮🇳⚽," wrote Indian Table Tennis player Manika Batra.