Gary Anderson insists he no longer practises because he's a 'natural' player

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Gary Anderson insists he no longer practises because he’s a ‘natural’ player as organisers face anxious wait to see whether World Darts Championship quarter-finals can take place without Covid disruptions

  • Gary Anderson says he doesn’t practises because he is a ‘natural’ player  
  • Anderson take on Luke Humphries in the World Darts Championship  
  • Organisers are anxious to see if tournament can go ahead without disruptions


Gary Anderson took aim at his critics as event organisers sweated on Saturday’s quarter-finals going ahead without any Covid disruptions.

Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall and Vincent van der Voort have pulled out due to positive tests. Van Gerwen was furious over what he perceived to be slack protocols, calling Alexandra Palace a ‘Covid bomb’.

Tournament chiefs hit back, insisting they will not change protocols and that the competition will continue as is until its conclusion on Monday, unless the Government impose a lockdown.

Gary Anderson has revealed he no longer practises darts because he is a 'natural' player

Gary Anderson has revealed he no longer practises darts because he is a ‘natural’ player

Two-time champion Anderson, who faces Luke Humphries tonight, insists he no longer practises because he is a ‘natural’ player. ‘I just play darts,’ said the Scot. 

‘I don’t practise. People call me a liar. I’m telling you now: do one. If you want to see, come and live with me for six months.

‘Stick us in the Big Brother house for six months, not a dartboard in sight, bring us out and play and we will see how good the other lot are. Then you talk about a natural darts player.

Anderson, who faces Luke Humphries, says that he can go weeks without throwing a dart

Anderson, who faces Luke Humphries, says that he can go weeks without throwing a dart

Michael Van Gerwen was forced out of the World Darts Championship through Covid

Michael Van Gerwen was forced out of the World Darts Championship through Covid 

‘I go weeks without throwing a dart. I’ve spent so many years playing, if you don’t know where that treble and double is, then you better get another hobby.’

In Saturday’s other matches, James Wade faces Mervyn King, Peter Wright is up against Callan Rydz and Gerwyn Price plays Michael Smith.

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