David Rudder gets a gift from Windies cricket legends


From right Viv Richards, David Rudder and Andy Roberts

Trinidadian calypso legend David Rudder provided the soundtrack to rally West Indies cricket fans around the team and now that he’s preparing to end his performing career, a few West Indies legends presented him with some tokens to say thank you.

Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Jimmy Adams and Ambassador Desmond Haynes presented Rudder with a signed bat and shirt at the opening of the Four Knights Academy in Antigua, last week.

The 70-year-old Rudder staged his final concert performance last week at a sold-out event, appropriately titled the 7.0 concert.

Rudder graced the stage at the Sound Forge in Mucurapo, Port of Spain and performed from his vast discography, which included hits such as “Trini 2 De Bone”, “Bahia Girl”, “High Mas” and “Ganges and the Nile”.

Rudder, who recently revealed his Parkinson’s disease, told reporters that the concert was a retrospective, a history lesson, a commentary, and a party.