One can be very unsure for a couple of reasons:
1) it may be a sarcastic remark by Strauss
2) it may be a careless remark, as he was quite saddened by the fact that England managed to pull a tie, when India seems to have given them the game in platter.
3) it can be a remark to distract the world from the real doings beneath.
Please don't look the third reason with a raised brow, even if you want to.
As -- Can't it be another fixing, involving English and India? With Warne having some role to play in it. He may have been a 'better' who is close to the bookies.
After all -- How is fixing in its basic form explained ?
Isn't it ensuring a particular outcome?
This outcome was known to Warne before hand; how? that is a matter of investigation, and going thru ups and downs; the outcome known before hand is ensured by the two teams.
This not skeptism. This's looking things with an equal eye.
Had the cricketing fraternity taken the news that casually, if it involved Pakistan?
What Pakistani players have been accused of is staging an outcome on the bookie instructions; playing a dot ball here, balling a no ball there! How can it be different from the issue we are discussing now?
No one is defending Pakistan; or blaming England or India. What is being put forth is: doesn't Shane Warne's remark, demand an investigation into the matter?
Warne's prediction, can be a work of a genius; but can't there be a possiility of a fixing?