Originally Posted by HereWeGo
Tamim scores most of his runs through proper cricketing shots, there is the left handers elegance to the shots he execute. He does slog once in a while but does not rely on power.
Gayle and Zia relies on brute force and power. If you watched cricket long enough u should know/see the difference, its not that hard...
Yeah this. I can't believe this has to be explained, the bleeding obvious to anyone who's been watching them. Tamim scores most of his runs through conventional shots - i.e. drives, cuts, pulls along the ground - most of them relies on timing rather than power. Gayle plays the big slogs rather than more conventional shots which relies on brute force and fine hand eye co-ordination.
The term slogger gets a bad rap, but it really isn't. A slogger can slog sensibly (like Zia did) have decent temperament etc. They add to the X factor of the team too IMO.