Luke “The Nuke” Littler (16) has charmed the whole world with his adventurous play at the World Cup of Darts. He is now ready for the final.
“You're going to school tomorrow,” the fans in the hall sang, joking along the way. But Luke Littler will likely have another day off from school, because on Wednesday he will play in the final of the World Darts Championship.
-I was happy to win one match, and now I can move on. “It's crazy,” Littler says in the victory interview.
The 16-year-old from Runcorn started the tournament ranked 164th in the world. However, the teenager took down the more experienced opponents one by one.
He was already the youngest player to reach the semi-finals. Records are dropping like flies for Luke “The Nuke”.
Many thought Rob Cross, the 2018 world champion, was the man to stop the boy:
And when the more experienced 33-year-old began the match by winning the first set, there were perhaps more people who thought the adventure was drawing to a close.
But the initiate refused to give up:
Littler won three straight sets, showing great play on his way to winning the set 6-2.
– Rob Cross is a former world champion, let's remember that. “To do what Littler is doing now is absolutely crazy,” the commentary duo told Sky Sports.
– Now he's the biggest name in darts! He will be 17 years old in 19 days. What a feeling, sums up the commentators.
The young man has already received 2.6 million Norwegian kroner. If he wins the final, he could take NOK 6.5 million home to Runcorn.
In the final, world number three Luke Humphries awaits.
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