We are often very explicitly taught things but there are plenty of example where skills learned implicitly have resulted in long lasting and highly resilient performances.
While the emphasis in coaching in recent times has been on allowing players to learn implicitly, this is not something new to cricket. Don Bradman in his book "The Art of Cricket" said 'Tell them what you want them to do, Not how to do it' Bradman 1958.So he is saying tell them what outcome you want to see(e.g. hit it over there) rather than how to do it.
The research in the area is clear- if you let players figure things out for themselves, the learning will be far more robust, more likely to hold up under pressure and more likely to readily transfer to game situation.
So for coaches ,its about designing, presenting and facilitating movement problems that allow individuals to find a away to their own unique solutions.