Luke Humphries fires Horrible warning to Luke Littler after showboating left darts rival fuming

Luke Humphries fires Horrible warning to Luke Littler after showboating left darts rival fuming

Luke Littler’s confident playing style has sparked debate among darts stars past and present.

Luke Humphries has warned Luke Littler that any attempt at showboating against him would only decrease the teenager’s chances of winning. ‘The Nuke’ riled up Ricardo Pietreczko at the Belgian Darts Masters last weekend with an audacious ton-plus checkout attempt, although Humphries does not feel as though going for show-stopping shots warrants criticism.

Littler went the unorthodox route of treble 19, double 20 and bullseye when stepping up with 147 remaining against Pietreczko. It came back to bite him as his second dart flew outside the board, and the German gave him a piece of his mind on stage after the match.

Darts legend Wayne Mardle was among those to defend Littler, who went on to win the tournament in Belgium, by insisting that if Pietreczko confronted one of the sport’s older players in the same way, he ‘would not have done it again’.

Now, reigning world champion Humphries has had his say. ‘Cool Hand’ believes Littler still has room to improve but urged people not to try and discourage Littler from going for the audacious.

“It’s his first year in [Premier League Darts], he’s got to learn,” said Humphries, who notched his second consecutive weekly Premier League win in Nottingham on Thursday. “He’s going to learn a lot.

“If he wants to be different on the stage and try more exhibition shots, let him do it. If he tried the same 147 against me as he did against Ricardo in Belgium, I’d be happy as it gives me more of a chance to win.

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