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Luke Littler makes history with sensational play rarely seen on television

Luke Littler makes history with sensational play rarely seen on television

The kid's pure class

Luke Littler has just become the youngest ever darts player to hit a nine-darter on TV.

He's at the Bahrain Masters right now and the 16-year-old darts prodigy has just notched up another achievement during his game against Nathan Aspinall.

In sequence Littler hit two consecutive 180s before throwing his final three darts at the triple 20, triple 19 and double 12 to complete what is essentially the perfect frame of darts.

He ended up taking the quarter-final 6-3 against Aspinall and this is just another announcement of how good he is.

Things have been going pretty damn great for Littler since he made a splash in the world of darts as he became the runner-up at the World Darts Championship.

This latest achievement makes Littler the youngest ever player to throw a nine-dart finish on TV, and he's also the first player to throw one at the Bahrain Masters since Phil Taylor.

Luke 'the Nuke' Littler has already become incredibly popular thanks to his showing at the WDC where he reached the final and now he's through to the semis at the Bahrain Masters, the next competition he ended up in.

He went into the WDC ranked 164th in the world and now he's got to be considered as one of the favourites in the world of darts.

Youngest player to throw a nine-dart finish and youngest WDC finalist of all time, there don't appear to be any brakes on the train of Littler's career.

In addition to fame, success and adoration all this dart throwing is also making Littler a tidy amount of money, so the good times will continue to roll if he can keep it up.

When your opponent is applauding you, you've done something very right.

Speaking after his WDC final defeat to Luke Humphries, Littler admitted that at one point he was thrown off his game a bit as he forgot which number he was supposed to be aiming for.

There was none of that at the Bahrain Masters as the 16-year-old knew exactly what he had to hit next to score 501 in nine darts, with Aspinall joining in with the crowd by applauding Littler's achievement.

While Littler has been warned that his stellar entrance into darts will make him a target for opponents, the way he's playing right now is a warning to everyone that his success at the WDC wasn't a flash in the pan.

If you want to beat Luke Littler you have to be ready for him to throw a nine-dart finish your way.

Featured Image Credit: PDC darts

Topics: Sport, Luke Littler