It's not about batting "solow" or batting "phasht". It is about batting according to the merit of each delivery by playing high percentage shots ranging from a forward defensive to a hook. One must have the right temperament and sustained focus to do that.
Some deliveries require aggression whilst others caution. Blocking a delivery that can be safely put away for a runs is just as idiotic as lofting a delivery that can be driven along the ground, and swinging or poking at ones that can be left alone. Premeditation is the enemy of good batting under all circumstances.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)