Darts genius Luke Littler has expressed his belief that his young age gives him an edge over his rivals – because he can’t drink alcohol.
The 16-year-old is the talk of the game at the moment after impressing at the PDC World Championship this year.
The Littlers dominated Alexandra Palace on Wednesday and beat Christian Kist 3-0.
And after this he achieved a 3-0 win over Andrew Gilding.
Luke Littler lighting up the WDC at Alexandra Palace
Littler has seen his popularity rise due to his young age.
And Kishore thinks he has an edge over his rivals in the tournament because he can’t drink.
The drinking age in the United Kingdom is 18.
The 16-year-old told BBC Breakfast: “Obviously I don’t drink, so that’s a big advantage compared to these professionals who drink.
“They wake up in the morning with a headache and I’m fine.”
Littler is unable to drink alcohol, so he celebrates by eating kebabs.
The Englishman, who is now guaranteed to win at least £25,000, claims he started playing darts as a young child.
He said: “By the age of four I was on a proper board.
“I have been working continuously for 18 months.
“We moved to Warrington when I was eight or nine and we started going to the pub four to five times a week.”
Expectations increase with each win.
Yet Littler has made it clear he doesn’t see it that way and is playing without feeling any burden.
“It’s just a free shot for me,” he confessed.
“It’s my first year, I might as well add a little prize money to my ranking.”
And Littler has responded to Phil Taylor after the darts legend compared him to Michael van Gerwen.
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He continued: “Phil Taylor said ‘he [Littler] Is like [three-time PDC world champion] Michael van Gerwen’. That’s coming from a 16-time champion.
“It’s crazy to see my idols comparing me to the rest of the guys in the top 96, top 128.”
Taylor, meanwhile, has been impressed by Littler’s performances at Ally Pally and is backing him to reach the top.
“He was brilliant. And I love it,” Taylor told GB News exclusively.
“I mean, the crowd was right with him, weren’t they saying ‘You’ve got to go to school in the morning’!
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“It was brilliant. He’s 16 and he’s got the chance to earn himself £500,000 here.
“I think she’s absolutely brilliant.
“I can see that he’s dedicated. And I can also see that look in his eyes that he wants to win, those are two things you definitely need.
“Obviously, you have to be dedicated. And secondly, you have to know in your mind that you can really go out and win tournaments.
“And I honestly believe he thinks he can go and win tournaments and I completely agree with him.”