Wayne Mardle asked to pick three greatest darts players ever – but names four

Wayne Mardle left fans perplexed as he hilariously named four when asked for his top three darts players of all-time.

The former five-time World Championship semi-finalist and Sky Sports presenter enjoys interacting with fans on Twitter as he regularly hosts Q&As as well as giving his reaction to events within the sport.

Mardle was asked on Twitter who his best three darts players of all-time are based on when they were at the peak of their powers as opposed to longevity and amount of trophies won. And ‘Hawaii 501’ hilariously gave fans an extra name for good measure.

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There wasn’t much surprise or disagreement in his answers as he listed all former world champions, but the shock did come in how many he put forward, he replied: “On pure ability. Not averages. Not world titles. MVG. TAYLOR. LEWIS & ANDO.”

Fans quickly clocked onto his mishap, with one simply replying saying: “That’s 4 Wayne”, to which an embarrassed Mardle cleared up the situation: “For the last time. Lewis and Ando joint third. Please. Stop.”

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Others poked fun at him in the comments section, as one used Mardle’s own saying against him, they wrote: “That’s 4 Wayno. I thought darts players were good at maths? Oh come on now!” A second quipped that Wardle has picked up Jose de Sousa’s miscounting frailties, saying: “That's some Jose style counting right there but hard to disagree with the choices.”

Phil Taylor dwarfs the sport with 16 world championships to his name across the WDF and PDC, while his protégé Adrian Lewis was a back-to-back world champion in 2011 and 2012 before announcing his sabbatical from the sport in April 2023.

Michael van Gerwen will be out to put right his Players Championships final collapse against Luke Humphries at Ally Pally next month, while Gary Anderson has enjoyed a resurgent year and will fancy his chances at landing the biggest prize for a third time. The draw for the World Championships takes place on Monday afternoon.

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