The first copy of the book was received by Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble. 'The Covers Are Off' delves into the historical facet of Indian cricket. The book gives an insight about the development of the game in the country from 1932.
It also peeps into the history of the game in India, besides throwing light into the mental mindset of India's cricketers.
The book also talks about the performances of all cricketers, who have led India since their Test debut.
Considered as the one of the legends of cricket writing in India, Rajan Bala has been covering the game for more than four decades now.
Currently associated with The Asian Age, the vastly experienced writer has worked for The Hindu, The Indian Express, Afternoon Despatch&Courier, The Statesman and others.
It's worth mentioning that the prolific cricket writer has also co-authored the autobiography of legendary Indian off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna titled 'One More Over ' and also has a monograph on Sachin Tendulkar to his credit among other literary works.