Peter Wright complained about wind on Ally Pally stage before Michael Smith win

Peter Wright complained about wind on Ally Pally stage before Michael Smith win

01/04/2022

Peter Wright was almost blown off course during his PDC World Darts Championship final win over Michael Smith – by a gust of wind.

Snakebite complained about a breeze that blew across the stage in the first set of his Ally Pally epic against Bully Boy.

Wright looked uncomfortable during the opening exchanges, but still managed to win three of the first four legs to take a 1-0 lead in the contest.

The tension was summed up by a horrendous second leg during which both men missed a glut of chances as they struggled to find a rhythm early on.

And it appears to be that a draft inside the cavernous arena was causing him – and potentially Smith – problems.

Players have complained in the past about a breeze on the Ally Pally stages, with James Wade's semi-final against Adrian Lewis from 2012 a notable example.

Wright managed to remain calm amid a hurricane of noise and distraction and take the opening set on his way to claiming a second world title.

The final started with an incredible 28-dart leg featuring 21 missed doubles which some fans dubbed the 'worst leg in the tournament.'

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Smith pinned double one to make it 1-1 in the set but was unable to stop Wright from claiming the next two legs as he roared into an early 1-0 lead.

Darts fans on social media had a laugh at Snakebite's expense after claiming he was the victim of wind.

One person said: "Hahaha aye dead on Peter the wind was blowing your darts out of the doubles was it."

Someone else added: "Blaming the wind across the stage for 28 missed darts at doubles #PDCWorldChampionship."

While a third person commented: "I always blame the wind for a 28 dart leg as well."

Nevertheless, Wright managed to overcome the 'atmospheric' conditions to land his second world championship crown.

Snakebite reeled off the last three sets without reply to become only the PDC's fifth double world champion.

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