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.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)